International Consensus

Concussion Guidelines Step 1: Systematic Review of Prevalent Indicators

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Copyright © 2014 by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

To conduct a systematic review of the highest-quality literature about concussion and to assemble evidence about the prevalence and associations of key indicators of concussion. The goal was to establish an evidence-based foundation from which to derive, in future work, a definition, diagnostic criteria, and prognostic indicators
for concussion.

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Systematic Review of Prognosis and Return to Play After Sport Concussion: Results of the International Collaboration on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Prognosis

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Source: MEDLINE and other databases were searched (2001e2012) with terms including “craniocerebral trauma” and “sports.” Reference lists of eligible articles were also searched.

To synthesize the best available evidence on prognosis after sport concussion.

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Summary of evidence-based guideline update: Evaluation and management of concussion in sports

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Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology

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National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Management of Sport Concussion

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To provide athletic trainers, physicians, and other health care professionals with best-practice guidelines for the management of sport-related concussions.

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Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport: The 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport Held in Zurich, November 2012

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This paper is a revision and update of the recommendations developed following the 1st (Vienna 2001), 2nd (Prague 2004) and 3rd (Zurich 2008) International Consensus Conferences on Concussion in Sport and is based on the deliberations at the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012.

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American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement: concussion in sport

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Harmon KG, et al. Br J Sports Med 2013;47:15–26. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2012-091941

The purpose of this statement is to provide an evidence-based, best practises summary to assist physicians with the evaluation and management of sports-related concussion and to establish the level of evidence, knowledge gaps and areas requiring additional research.

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Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement—2011 Update

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Authors: Stanley A. Herring, M.D., Chair, Seattle, WA; Robert C. Cantu, M.D., Boston, MA; Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Ph.D., ATC, Chapel Hill, NC; Margot Putukian, M.D., Princeton, NJ; W. Ben Kibler, M.D., Lexington, KY

This document provides an overview of select medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for athletes with concussion. It is not intended as a standard of care and should not be interpreted as such. This document is only a guide and, as such, is of a general nature, consistent with the reasonable, objective practice of the healthcare professional.

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Summary and agreement statement of the 2nd International Conference on Concussion in Sport, Prague 2004

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Authors: P McCrory, K Johnston, W Meeuwisse, M Aubry, R Cantu, J Dvorak, T Graf-Baumann, J Kelly, M Lovell, P Schamasch

Source: Br J Sports Med 2005;39:196–204. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2005.018614

In November 2001, the 1st International Symposium on Concussion in Sport was held in Vienna, Austria to provide recommendations for the improvement of safety and health of athletes who suffer concussive injuries in ice hockey, football (soccer), and other sports.

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Consensus statement on Concussion in Sport. The 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2008

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Authors: P. McCrorya, W. Meeuwisse, K. Johnston, J. Dvorak, M. Aubry, M. Molloy, R. Cantu

This paper is a revision and update of the recommendations developed following the 1st (Vienna) and 2nd (Prague) International Symposia on Concussion in Sport.1,2 The Zurich Consensus statement is designed to build on the principles outlined in the original Vienna and Prague documents and to develop further conceptual understanding of this problem using a formal consensus-based approach..

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Research based recommendations on management of sport related concussion: summary of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement

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Authors: K M Guskiewicz, S L Bruce, R C Cantu, M S Ferrara, J P Kelly, M McCrea, M Putukian and T C Valovich McLeod

Source: Br. J. Sports Med. 2006;40;6-10

A vast literature supports the sensitivity of bone to mechanical loading. When mechanical loading is acutely diminished, as occurs with paralysis or other forms of disuse, bone mass is rapidly degraded.

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